Tony Voorhis

  • "My Prayers are with your family. I worked with John and..."
    - Vince Mee
  • "roger & lora, my sympathies for your loss. lost my brother..."
    - fritz wohlwend
  • "To the Voorhis family- I am so sorry for your loss. Tony..."
    - Rosie Klouda
  • "Judy & Family— It's been MANY years since we've seen you..."
    - Mike & Lisa Long
  • "Tony was a youngster when I used to hang out with Paul and..."
    - Mike Malette

On the morning of December 10th 2013, we lost a great man. Tony Ray Voorhis, 53 passed away at home surrounded by his family after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Tony was born in Spokane, Washington on October 14, 1960 to John and Leena Voorhis. Tony decided to move to Healy, Alaska after speaking with Judy Colrud on the telephone, Tony spent several years working in Healy where he married his beloved wife of 32 years Judy. They moved to Anchorage and soon after started their family. Tony worked as a mechanic for almost 33 years. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, working with wood, fishing, and raising German Shepherds. He loved NASCAR and watching his favorite drivers The Earnhardt's. He was a faithful supporter of the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears causing him to miss many a Sunday Sermon! Tony was a quiet man with a heart as big as the great outdoors and would help anyone he met who was in need.

He leaves behind his wife Judy; his children Chad Voorhis, Trista Wilson, and Leena (Jason) Dowell; his grandchildren Ashton Wilson, Aydin, Owyn, and CeilidhAn Dowell. He also leaves behind his brothers Norman (Helen), Paul (Joan), Earl, Donald, Roger (Lora) Voorhis; a large extended family of sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-laws, many nieces and nephews, and beloved friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents John and Leena Voorhis; sister Carolyn Voorhis; sister and brother in-law Mary Ann and Delbert Mayse; sister in-law Lisa Take; and his brother Charles.

A memorial service will be held at Anchorage Lutheran Church, 1420 "N" Street, on Saturday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m., there will be a short visitation with family prior to the service. Following the service there will be a celebration of life gathering in the fellowship hall.

Arrangements have been made with the help of Legacy Funeral Homes, Kehl's Chapel and Anchorage Lutheran Church.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2013